PetSmart signs on with Lincoln Property Co. for Arboretum Village

Arboretum Village _ PetSmart

National pet store giant PetSmart has signed on with Lincoln Property Co. to be a part of the Arboretum Village at Gaston-Garland-Grand.

The director of the PetSmart at Greenville and Lovers, Tom Turner, confirmed that PetSmart “will definitely be there.” He wasn’t sure exactly when the store would open but figures probably in the fall, which is when the other retail stores and restaurants in the Arboretum Village plan to open as well. The location will be a 15,397 square-feet, right next to The Fresh Market.

PetSmart is a pet store that carries pets — dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, etc. — and tons of pet supplies. They also provide grooming, training and many other pet-centric services.

So far, we know of five secured tenant for the new shopping center.

Lincoln Property Co. met with neighbors in 2012 to talk about its plans to demolish and reconstruct the shopping center at Gaston-Garland-Grand. At the time, Lincoln said they were negotiating a lease with Starbucks for a building in the southwest corner.

The next to sign on was The Fresh Market, which will anchor the center. Then Ace Hardware confirmed it will transplant from its previous location in Lakewood Shopping Center to Arboretum Village. In September, Luke’s Locker said it will receive a large stand-alone building at the center of the shopping center.

Recently Digg’s Taco Shop became the fifth company to sign on with Lincoln, and owner Joey Milan says Digg’s will be roomies with Starbucks in a building that will be built near the corner of Gaston and Garland. Starbucks will get about 1,800 square feet of the building, and Digg’s will get about 2,200 square feet, Milan says.

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